Gender and Technology Training Guidelines
Most of the sessions follow a similar pattern and a common process.
Introduction to the purpose of the session.
An activity, introducing an issue or experience (picture discussion/ case study / video/
exercise or role play)
Discussion and analysis, usually in small groups
Report back in the large group
Summary by the trainer / facilitator.
You can use different training activities as they are or adapt them to suit your training
You can be flexible with the activities according to the content of the session or you
can pick and choose sessions according to your need.
It is important that before you design the training programme, you identify the
training needs of potential participants. You need to have an accurate profile of the
group with whom you intend to work. This will help you learn more about what makes
your group unique and help you choose the training exercises that are appropriate to
them. These issues are covered in handout 4.
The first priority as a trainer/facilitator is to help create the conditions that enable a
learning environment. The training package contains a few techniques that could be
used to create the learning environment. At the end of the manual you will find a
section on training methods that explains why we use these different techniques.
The trainees may need time to develop their own capacity and may need to work
longer with one or two selected materials or may want to go back and try out some
This methodology of the training programme may be new to some participants. It is
using participatory training techniques. There are no lectures. The materials are all
based on real life experiences. In this kind of training there are no teachers, the
participant and the facilitator help each other in the learning process.
The participants bring in much expertise from their work with rural communities. In
this programme the participants help each other to improve their knowledge and
CREATING A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT - ORGANISING THE TRAINING
A trainer will be able to facilitate a group of 15-20 field workers, over a period of 5
The training manual will come with the following training materials.
Case studies from the Do It Herself package -